Dutch farmhouses still standing in New York

It’s a bizarre sight: a Dutch farmhouse, built in the 17th or 18th century, near a post-war apartment house or high-rise. On a busy city street, no less.

But this juxtaposition can be found in a handful of places in New York City, like on Broadway at 204th Street in Inwood.

Here you’ll find the Dyckman Farmhouse, above, built in the 1780s. It has the lovely sloping eaves and front porch that make these homes so charming.

As does the Lefferts house, also dating to the 1780s. Bought by the city in 1917 and moved just inside Prospect Park off Flatbush Avenue, it was the home of generations of Lefferts, who farmed in Flatbush.

The Historic House Trust has more info and a map of colonial-era structures throughout the five boroughs.

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3 Responses to “Dutch farmhouses still standing in New York”

  1. petey Says:

    thx for the Historic House Trust link. here’s one more, not dutch but still 18th c.: http://www.mvhm.org/

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    Thanks Petey. Funny, It tried to hit up the Mount Vernon Hotel on Saturday but ran out of time.

  3. Michelle... Says:

    I love the juxtaposition. We have a 1638 house in my neighborhood in Cambridge, bound on 3 sides by pre-war apartment/condo buildings and 19th/early 20th century current or former single families across the street.

    orange, green, and white

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